Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
- October 1970
), was a Canadian
statesman who was murdered by members of the FLQ.
|- Pierre Laporte (1921-1970)-|
Pierre Laporte was born in Montreal, Quebec
. A Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour in the government of the Province of Quebec
, he was kidnapped by FLQ
terrorists on October 10
. The events that followed became known as the "October Crisis
" when martial law was declared and Pierre Laporte's dead body was found in the trunk of a car seven days later on October 17
. His kidnappers were subsequently captured and sentenced to long prison terms for his murder.